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Michael Rodríguez

Michael A. Rodríguez is a Professor, Vice Chair for Research and George F. Kneller Endowed Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is Co-Director of the Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare. His research activities focus on injury and violence prevention, patient-provider communication of sensitive issues, and the impact of ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health problems. Rodríguez reviews and conducts research, works with community-based violence prevention programs, and develops policy on violence prevention. He has consulted for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trains fellows, family medicine residents, graduate and undergraduate students while continuing to see patients at a local community health center. 

Rodríguez completed his undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley, received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, and is a graduate of UC San Francisco Family Medicine Residency Program and John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.


Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey